Zelig’s toys for boys (and girls)

CANBERRA artist Barak Zelig obviously has a few ideas about boys (and girls, these days) with toys, if his surreal art exhibition, “Retro-morphosis” at...

Arts in the City: Celebrating the magic of Mozart

• STOPERA is celebrating the magic of Mozart’s music, with favourite excerpts from “The Magic Flute”, “Don Giovanni”, “The Marriage of Figaro” and “Così...

Ellis: the King and I

WHY did Canberra Museum and Gallery invite Bob Ellis to open its new exhibition about maverick politician King O’Malley? Well, apart from the maverick coincidence,...

CAPO floor talks for public

IN the lead-up to the gala CAPO 28, the Capital Arts Patrons Organisation is inviting the public to view its 2011 exhibition all week...

Artist with a summery vision

Paintbox Fine Art in Braddon has chosen an artist with a summery outlook to exhibit this November. Waterside settings, lighthouses, beaches, sporting fields and...

Max masters the art of dribbling

ACTOR Max Cullen began his career as a painter and sculptor, before taking up acting and starring as Sam, an 80-year-old in Peter Ustinov’s...

Art of the the dark side

THE very lively Belconnen Artists Network (BeAN) is currently presenting its annual exhibition at the Gold Creek Church Gallery. The exhibition includes photos of the...

Students win Google art prize

AFTER 4500 doodles, Google has just announced the winning doodle of the Doodle 4 Google competition “My Future Australia”. School pupils across the country rushed...

New perceptions of art

“PERCEPTION” is an exhibition that “values the diverse expressions of ACT artists experiencing disability and disadvantage”. It’s the third year running that such an exhibition...

Indigenous art leaders head to Canberra

The National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers has recently  announced the successful applicants for the second annual Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Leadership program, to be...

Kate’s journeys in food and life

KATE Shelton grew up on a farm 160km from Moree,  NSW with chooks and animals all around her. Like many Australian families hers asked...

Grants to conserve community’s past

TWO ACT groups will receive grants worth $5200 to help preserve Australia’s heritage under the latest Community Heritage Grants, announced at the National Library. The...

Berlin’s rich gift of history’s handwriting

HOW often have you heard people use the word “manuscript” to describe text written on a computer? Now the National Library of Australia is about...

Arts in the City with Helen Musa

• COLOMBIAN Salsa dancers Edwin Villalobos Martinez and Leidy Carolina Giraldo are coming to Australia. Both are part of “Swing Latino”, which works with...

The Art of Good Health

WE all like to think that the arts are good for us, but are they really? "Just how relevant are the arts if you've been...

Civic’s gallery of cool

IT'S hard to imagine anybody quite so cool in the Canberra arts scene as David Sequeira.

Mr President, please welcome Kamahl

Arts in the city • DURING a coffee interview session last week, author/speechwriter Bob  Ellis, kept looking nervously at his mobile phone. “I’m waiting on...

Seasons of musicals

CANBERRA Repertory is celebrating its 80th birthday next year and its 2012 season will be all about people. And what a lot of friends this...

Dogs in doggerel

IT was a happy day at the Yarralumla home of author and arts patron Barbara Blackman on Sunday as members of the arts and...

Digital image wins art award

Barbara Van Der Linden with entry Rodney Usback with “Behind the Mask” THIS year’s Capital Chemist Art Award at Tuggeranong Arts Centre has gone to retired...

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